What's on inManchester


Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Manchester

08
DEC
Pinocchio
Oldham Library Theatre

Gepetto is a kindly toymaker in a fishing village in Italy. In return for his endless generosity the Blue Fairy brings Gepettos puppet to life enlisting Jiminy Crickets help to keep Pinocchio safe and teach…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
DEC
Silverpaws Dog Charity Night at The Puss in Boots
The Puss in Boots

Please come along and support our charity night for Romanian street dogs. There will be a pub quiz raffle & tasty hotpot supper. Tickets only £3 hotpot included. Get your tickets now from the pub.Venue: The Puss in Boots 198 Buxton Road…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01625 263378
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08
DEC
Billy Elliot The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester

Based on the Oscar nominated film Billy Elliot ‐ The Musical tells the inspirational story of one boys dedication to his dream of dancing against all odds.The story is set in the north of…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
DEC
Ocean Colour Scene
O2 Apollo Manchester

Ocean Colour Scene at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 08 December 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
DEC
Rod Stewart
Manchester Arena

One of the most successful recording artists of all time Rod Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame way back in 1994. Awarded a CBE for services to music he…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
DEC
Lightwaves
The Quays

This season Quays Culture will host the UKs biggest digital light festival at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. The annual festival Lightwaves 2016 will run from Friday 9 December until Sunday 18 December and will feature a collection of outdoor light exhibitions. Featuring…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01612 760364
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09
DEC
Manford's Comedy Club
Poynton Workmens Club

Poynton Workmens Club plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and televisionhttps:www.facebook.commanfordscomedyhttps:twitter.comManfordsComedy…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01625 803030
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09
DEC
Praise and Prayer Night
Methodist Central Hall

All are Welcome to an open eventVenue: Methodist Central Hall Oldham Street Central Manchester M1 1JQPricePraise and Prayer Night: GBP 0Links: Facebook: https:go.evvnt.com75955‐0…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: +447414 846130
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09
DEC
Key 103 Christmas Live 2016
Manchester Arena

Key 103 Christmas Live 2016 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 09 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Key 103 Christmas Live 2016 tickets so weve done the legwork for you.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
DEC
Warehouse Project Heldeep
The Warehouse Project

Warehouse Project Heldeep at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Friday 09 December 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 1.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
Daoist Tai Chi Sword for Beginners & Intermediate
Withington

A three hour workshop on the ancient art of Daoist Sword.The Jian is a traditional Chinese straight sword. This workshop will help train you to extend your intention your Qi and your physical movement to the tip of the weapon.The sword becomes…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07786 168801
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10
DEC
Mum2mum Market (Sale, Cheshire) Nearly New Sale
Sale High School

SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds.Dont know where to start sorting out your baby items sign up for…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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10
DEC
THE MODEL SHOW
Poynton Leisure Centre

A showcase of best uk modelling.See website for full information Www.themodelshow.co.uk There is no Box office phone number for the show…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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10
DEC
Aladdin
Opera House Manchester

Aladdin at Opera House Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 10 December 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
DEC
Warehouse Project Feel My Bicep
The Warehouse Project

Warehouse Project Feel My Bicep at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Saturday 10 December 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. …

Location: 1.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
DEC
Trailer Park Boys
O2 Apollo

Ricky Julian and Bubbles are back on tour but this time theyre not alone ‐ Mr. Lahey and Randy will be there in all their drunken glory When Bubbles tries to spread the true meaning of Christmas to the world his good‐hearted…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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11
DEC
Schoolboy Q
Manchester Academy 1

Schoolboy Q at Manchester Academy 1 in Manchester on Sunday 11 December 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
DEC
G4 Christmas By Candlelight Tour 2016
Manchester Monastery

Make this Christmas a G4 Christmas Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic festive setting...Due to overwhelming public demand original X‐Factor stars and operatic multi‐platinum selling vocal quartet G4 are back with their atmospheric Christmas By Candlelight show across the UK in November…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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12
DEC
The Bootleg Beatles
Bridgewater Hall

Re‐live the sights and sounds of sixties as the worlds premier Beatle band returns to Cambridge with their spectacular two hour multi‐media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits. Using film footage of…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
DEC
Michael Ball Alfie Boe
O2 Apollo Manchester

Michael Ball Alfie Boe at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Tuesday 13 December 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
DEC
The 1975
Manchester Arena

The 1975 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 13 December 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
Cinderella
The Hopwood Theatre

The classic tale of Cinderella comes to Hopwood this Christmas ‐ with our own twist of courseA firm family favourite and suitable for all ages ‐ a tale of romance princes glass slippers and fairy godmothers. This unique retelling of the childrens…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01616 437560
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14
DEC
Brian May and Kerry Ellis
Bridgewater Hall

ANTHEMS: The Concert is the live version of Anthems Kerry Elliss stunning hit debut album produced by and co‐starring Queen legend Brian May.Brian May says: Kerry Ellis is now acknowledged as a phenomenon equally at…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
City vs Watford Premium Seats
Etihad Stadium

City vs Watford Premium Seats at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday 14 December 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch City vs Watford…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Sports

16
DEC
Marple Goes Caribbean
Marple Con Club

Marple Goes CaribbeanA fantastic night out full of entertainment live music and Caribbean Food............Fri 16th Dec Marple Conservative Club£5 Entry£6 all you can eat buffet Caribbean FoodLive Music: Reggae Calypso funk & soul etc...RaffleGospel Choir from 7pmBuffet from 8pmContact Phil Jarvis 07749743118…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07749 743118
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16
DEC
Mixed Presents: Kideko DJ Set
Liquid & Envy, Oldham

Mixed Presents: Kideko DJ SetThe man behind the massive track Crank It will be gracing the Liquid decks.Check out Kideko and Crank Ithttps:www.facebook.comkidekomusichttps:www.youtube.comwatchvU61Mye7h3bALiquid hosts the most upfront night with BCM Mallorca resident DJ PBH M:Hand & Henry Love playing the very best…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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16
DEC
Madness
Manchester Arena

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
DEC
Roy Chubby Brown
O2 Apollo Manchester

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
DEC
Warehouse Project WHP vs The Hydra
The Warehouse Project

Warehouse Project WHP vs The Hydra at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Friday 16 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Warehouse Project WHP vs The Hydra tickets so weve done the…

Location: 1.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
DEC
STAR SHAPED CLUB MANCHESTER: XMAS PARTY!
Black Dog Ballroom

MANCHESTER ‐ ITS CHRISTMASWere delighted to be bringing the legendary Star Shaped Christmas party toBlack Dog Ballroom NWS Manchester ‐ Expect mince pies inflatables our fabulous Xmas Cocktail and loads of other festive paraphernalia. Oh and over 5 hours of the purest…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07480 856751
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Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

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